The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties is happy about more money coming their way from the federal budget to help with infrastructure projects, but is concerned about expectations with it.
AAMDC president said many counties in Alberta have projects engineered and ready to go, but need to know what the funding, when it’s coming, and where it’s coming from in order to use it.
“The province will fund 50 per cent and our municipal people are ready to put their part in and we have to hope that our provincial government can do their part in too because it’s a tripartite type approach and in order to get the federal money we also need to have the provincial money coming forward at the same time. Otherwise it stagnates the federal funding,” said Kemmere on the Alberta Morning News.
“They have to sit down and organize how this is going to flow through. And I know what we’ve directly asked the minister to be able to do is be at that table. Rather than be an observer at the end we want to be a participant at the tripartite table so we can understand how this will roll through.”
Kemmere says whether or not the engineering is done, it takes planning to get budgets and work done.